Today's Events

thursday, december 12th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, write down one topic from Unit 3 that you are going to ROCK on today's test!

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - unit 3 test
  2. Set up notebook for unit 4

Homework:

  • ECM Poem - Monday
  • Chemistry Portfolio - PT/combining elements Slides - Sunday @11:59 pm

wednesday, december 11th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, write down one topic from Unit 3 that you are still confused about or need more practice with.
  • Please take out the Unit 3 study guide (if you did it digitally, please grab a Chromebook and open the document).

Today's Goals:

  1. Alien Periodic Table activity [on-grade] [honors]
  2. Unit 3 review: Quizlet and Quizizz

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 3 test TOMORROW
  • Natural/Aritificial flavors article (Google Form - Classroom) - TONIGHT @11:59 PM

tuesday, december 10th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, trace back the atoms in a plastic water bottle.
  • Please take out the Chemistry Portfolio PT/Combining Elements planning page.

Today's Goals:

  1. Natural/Aritificial flavors article (Google Form - see post in Classroom)
  2. Analyzing food source (Doritos) activity
  3. Work day: Chemistry Portfolio OR unit 3 study guide

Homework:

  • unit 3 study guide - tomorrow
  • Natural/Aritificial flavors article (Google Form - see post in Classroom) - Wed@11:59

monday, december 9th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, give an example of one natural substance and one synthetic substance.

Today's Goals:

  1. Natural vs. synthetic materials notes
  2. Analyzing food source (Doritos) activity

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio planning page "PT/combining elements" - tomorrow

friday, december 6th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, create your own definition for SYNTHETIC.
  • Please have the Everyday Compound or Poison article/graphic organizer out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

Natural vs. synthetic materials notes

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio planning page "PT/combining elements" - Tuesday, 12/10

thursday, december 5th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify which elements go with the following chemical symbols:
    • C Co Cl
    • Pick up a period table or take one out of your folder to help you. (You'll need it for the quiz).

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - atoms, elements, PT, combining elements
  2. Everyday Compound or Poison article and graphic organizer

Homework:

wednesday, december 4th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify the number of molecules in this chemical formula: 4NaOCl

Today's Goals:

  1. How to speak chemistrian practice
  2. Practice reading a chemical formula

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (Google Classroom) - TONIGHT @11:59 PM
  • Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter Slides - TONIGHT @11:59 pm
  • Quiz - atoms, elements, PT, combining elements - TOMORROW, 12/5 [study guide]

wednesday, november 27th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain what a molecule is.
  • If needed, please be sure to put your build a molecule simulation lab into the class period bin.
  • Please have your Chemistry Portfolio intro to matter planning page out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. How to Speak Chemistrian
  2. EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter planning page/Slides work day

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (Google Classroom) - Tues, 12/3 @11:59 PM
  • Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter Slides - Wednesday, 12/4 @11:59 pm

tuesday, november 26th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain what a subscript after and below a chemical symbol tells you (what it means).

Today's Goals:

  1. Work day - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab (see post in Google Classroom) (Per 2/3)
  2. EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter planning page

Homework:

monday, november 25th

Do-Now:

  • Please sit down at a computer, log in, and navigate to Google Classroom.

Today's Goals:

  1. Work day - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab (see post in Google Classroom)
  2. EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter planning page

Homework:

friday, november 22nd

Do-Now:

  • Please sit down at a computer, log in, and navigate to Google Classroom.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - combining elements an counting atoms
  2. Work day - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Meet in computer lab A (Mon)

thursday, november 21st

Do-Now:

  • Please sit down at a computer, log in, and navigate to Google Classroom.
  • Please take out the combining elements PART 2 HW (last night's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Introduction - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab
  2. Work day - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Meet in computer lab A (Fri, Mon)

wednesday, november 20th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain what a coefficient in front of a chemical formula tells you (what it means).
  • Please take out the combining elements PART 1 HW (last night's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review combining elements PART 1 HW
  2. Combining elements notes

Homework:

tuesday, november 19th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain where the metals are located on the periodic table (left, right, touching the staircase?)
  • Please take out the meet the elements HW (last night's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review meet the elements HW
  2. Combining elements notes

Homework:

monday, november 18th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain how you know how many PROTONS an element has in its nucleus.
  • Please take out the periodic table scavenger hunt (Friday's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review periodic table scavenger hunt
  2. Meet the elements notes

Homework:

friday, november 15th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, list one thing you know about elements or the periodic table.
  • Period 3 (honors) ONLY - please make sure ALL parts of the Oobleck lab are turned into the basket.

Today's Goals:

  1. Meet the elements notes

Homework:

thursday, november 14th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify one of the smaller particles that make up an atom (just list one of the three of them).

Today's Goals:

  1. Atom basic notes
  2. Chemistry portfolio intro/set-up

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio set-up/name Slides - Sunday @11:59 pm
  • Oobleck - [honors] - TOMORROW (per. 3)

wednesday, november 13th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, pick which choice from below you think an ATOM is closest in SIZE to:
    • a.) grain of sand b.) marble c.) water molecule d.) tennis ball
  • Periods 2,4,6,8 ONLY - please turn in BOTH sheets of the Oobleck lab into your class period bin.
  • Please take out the pennies formative assessment (last night's HW).

Today's Goals:

  1. Pennies formative gallery walk
  2. Atom basic notes

Homework:

  • Oobleck - [honors] - FRIDAY (per. 3)

tuesday, november 12th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify one property of a solid. (How do we know something is a solid?)
  • Please take out the Oobleck lab from yesterday.

Today's Goals:

  1. Oobleck lab debate (is it a liquid or a solid?)
  2. Quiz - phases of matter/phase changes
  3. Oobleck lab work time [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

monday, november 11th - Veteran's day

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify one property of a liquid. (How do we know something is a liquid?)
  • Please pick up the Oobleck lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

1. Review of phases of matter/phase changes

2. Oobleck lab (is it a liquid or a solid?) [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

  • Oobleck - UP TO pre-debate questions [on-grade] [honors]
  • Phases of matter/phase changes QUIZ - TOMORROW [study guide]
  • "Hunting the Elements" EdPuzzle video - TONIGHT @11:59 pm

wednesday, november 6th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify how the particles are moving in a gas.
  • Please put the phase changes lab into your class period bin.
  • Grab your Chromebook, log onto Classroom, and begin watching the "Hunting the Elements" EdPuzzle video - DON'T FORGET TO LOG IN WITH GOOGLE!!!

Today's Goals:

"Hunting the Elements" EdPuzzle video - DON'T FORGET TO LOG IN WITH GOOGLE!!!

Homework:

  • "Hunting the Elements" EdPuzzle video - Monday, 11/11 @11:59 pm
  • Phases of matter/phase changes QUIZ - Tuesday, 11/12 [study guide]

tuesday, november 5th

Election Day!

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify which phases of matter take the shape of the container they are in.
  • Please pick up the Astronomy Portfolio scale slides peer review from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Phases of matter/phase changes notes (8th period - see post in Google Classroom)
  2. Astronomy Portfolio scale slides peer review
  3. Astronomy Portfolio final reflection (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Phases of matter "lab" [on-grade] [honors] - Wednesday
  • Astronomy Portfolio final reflection (see post in Google Classroom) - Wednesday
  • **Headphones - Wednesday

monday, november 4th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain what things a substance must have to be considered matter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Phases of matter/phase changes notes (HONORS - see post in Google Classroom)
  2. Phases of matter "lab" [on-grade] [honors]
  3. HONORS only - phases of matter Venn diagram

Homework:

friday, november 1st

Do-Now:

  • Please have the matter formatives HW out on your desk.
  • Set - up your notebook for unit 3 - foundations of matter:
    • Attach the pink unit tab on your next blank page/add to your table of contents
    • Leave 2 pages (at least) for Do-Nows and 2 pages for vocab

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of matter formatives HW
  2. Phases of matter notes (HONORS - see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio scale slides - Sunday @11:59 pm

thursday, october 31st

Happy Halloween!

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down one area of seasons or scale that feel very confident about.

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - unit 2 test (seasons/scale)

Homework:

wednesday, october 30th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down one area of seasons or scale that you are still confused about.
  • Please have the seasons final review out on your desk.
  • Please have the unit 2 study guide out on your desk (if it's digital, please pull it up on a Chromebook.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - seasons final practice
  2. Unit 2 review Quizlet Live/Quizizz

Homework:

  • Study - unit 2 test tomorrow

tuesday, october 29th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, rate/grade your work so far on your astronomy portfolio (Good? Not so good? :-( ?)
  • If you didn't hand in your shrinking the solar system lab, please put it in your class period bin.
  • Please pick up the seasons final review from the front counter.
  • If you want a HARD COPY of the unit 2 study guide (it's not required, a digital copy is available), pick one up from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

Work Day: unit 2 study guide; Astronomy Portfolio Slides; seasons final review ws

Homework:

monday, october 28th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain how much space do you think we would need to make a scale model of BOTH the distances and sizes.
  • If you didn't hand in your shrinking the solar system lab on Friday, please put it in your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Big Idea - Scale & desert solar system video response

Homework:

friday, october 25th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, if you were to make the Sun the size of a hula hoop, what sized item would you use to represent Earth?

Today's Goals:

  1. Clothespin model of our solar system (if needed)
  2. Fruit model of our solar system

Homework:

  • None :-)

thursday, october 24th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain whether you think it is possible to fit a scale model of our solar system in room 218.
  • Please take out the scale practice HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale practice homework review
  2. Clothespin model of our solar system

Homework:

  • None :-)

wednesday, october 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain whether you think Pluto should be considered a planet in our solar system.
  • Please pick up the dwarf planet article from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. New Dwarf Planet discovery article and questions (period 2 only - Wicked trip)

Homework:

tuesday, october 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down one real life scale model you have used or seen.
  • Please pick up the AP - seasons Slides peer review checklist from the front counter.
    • **Period 8 ONLY - check rolling whiteboard for new seats.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale of our solar system
  2. AP - seasons Slides peer review checklist

Homework:

monday, october 21st

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down how far apart you think the Sun and Neptune are (in miles)
  • Please take out the scale formatives HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale of our solar system

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio seasons Slides - TONIGHT, 11:59 pm

FRIDAY, october 18th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down one topic you are going to do well on during today's seasons quiz.
  • Please take out the seasons review HW and the Astronomy Portfolio seasons planning page.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - seasons
  2. Peer review - gravity slides (astronomy portfolio - see post in Classroom)
  3. Astronomy Portfolio seasons Slides work day.

Homework:

  • Scale formatives (both sides)
  • Astronomy Portfolio seasons Slides - Monday, 11:59 pm

wednesday, october 16th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain what happens to angle of sunlight when your hemisphere is experiencing winter.
  • Please pick up a "seasons on Mars article question worksheet" from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons notes - (Seasons on Mars article/questions)

Homework:

tuesday, october 15th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain what happens to length of daylight when your hemisphere is experiencing summer.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons notes - (through the BIG IDEA)

Homework:

monday, october 14th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, list what months is it summer in ALASKA and AUSTRALIA.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons notes - (photoperiod - angle of sunlight )

Homework:

friday, october 11th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, give one reason how we know that distance between Earth and the Sun is NOT the cause of season's on Earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons notes - (Sun's importance - photoperiod)

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio - GRAVITY slides - Monday @11:59 pm

thursday, october 10th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, draw the SHAPE of Earth's orbit around the Sun.
  • Please take out the sun/earth survey HW.
  • Please take out the gravity planning page.

Today's Goals:

  1. Sun/Earth survey data tally
  2. Seasons notes - (vocab - shorter days in winter prompt)

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio - GRAVITY slides - Monday @11:59 pm

tuesday, october 8th

Do-Now:

  • On the next blank page of your notebook, attach the unit 2 (yellow) index tab.
  • Add unit 2 to your table of contents.
  • Leave 2 pages for Do-Nows and 2 pages for vocab.

Today's Goals:

  1. Astronomy Portfolio moon slides peer review (see post in Classroom)
  2. Astronomy Portfolio: gravity planning page

Homework:

Monday, october 7th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, write down one topic that you are going to ROCK on the unit 1 test today!

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - UNIT 1 TEST (moon, eclipses, gravity)

Homework:

friday, october 4th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, write down one topic that you are still confused about (moon, eclipses, gravity) that you want to review today.
  • Please have your unit 1 study guide out to be checked (if digital, grab a Chromebook)
  • **Period 3 HONORS only - please make sure to put your gravity lab in the class bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Moon evaluation - review
  2. Study guide - review
  3. Quizlet/Quizizz (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 1 test - Monday

thursday, october 3rd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain the relationship between distance to the Sun and the time it takes to orbit the sun (orbital period).
  • If you did NOT turn in your gravity lab yesterday, please make sure it goes in the class period bin (periods 2, 4, 6, 8 ONLY)

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - gravity (Google Classroom)
  2. Moon evaluation
  3. Study guide work day

Homework:

wednesday, october 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain the relationship between distance to an object you are interacting with and the gravitational force.

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity Lab - part 2 [on-grade] [HONORS]
  2. Astronomy Portfolio - gravity planning page

Homework:

  • Gravity Lab - TOMORROW [on-grade] [HONORS] **Honors - Friday
  • Astronomy Portfolio (moon/eclipse Slides) - TONIGHT, 11:59 pm
  • Quiz (gravity) - TOMORROW [study guide]

tuesday, october 1st

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain the relationship between mass of an object you are interacting with and the gravitational force.
  • Please take out the gravity review homework.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review gravity HW
  2. Gravity Lab - part 1 [on-grade] [HONORS]

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio (moon/eclipse Slides) - Wednesday, 11:59 pm
  • Quiz (gravity) - Thursday [study guide]

monday, september 30th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, give an example of an object experiencing gravity.

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity notes

Homework:

friday, september 27th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, give your own definition of gravity.
  • Please have the gravity formatives out on your desk.
  • Please have the moon planning page out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity formative review/notes
  2. Peer group meeting - eclipse information
  3. Astronomy Portfolio - moon slides work day

Homework:

  • None - have a great weekend! :-)

thursday, september 26th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, sketch the layout of the sun, Earth, and moon during a SOLAR eclipse.
  • Please have the moon review HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Moon review HW (review)
  2. Quiz - phases of the moon and eclipses
  3. Astronomy portfolio moon planning page (eclipse info - back of worksheet)

Homework:

wednesday, september 25th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, sketch the layout of the sun, Earth, and moon during a LUNAR eclipse.

Today's Goals:

  1. Eclipses notes and modeling
  2. Astronomy portfolio moon planning page (eclipse info - back of worksheet)

Homework:

tuesday, september 24th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain (briefly) what we see on Earth during a SOLAR eclipse.

Today's Goals:

  1. Eclipses notes and modeling

Homework:

monday, september 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain what is happening/why we see a NEW MOON.
  • Please take out the moon planning page.

Today's Goals:

  1. Revisit your original model (Post-It in notebook)
  2. Peer group meeting - moon planning page
  3. Astronomy Portfolio - moon Slides work day

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, september 20th

Do-Now:

  • If you DID NOT yesterday, please turn your moon lab into the class period bin.
  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain what is happening/why we see a FULL MOON.

Today's Goals:

  1. Science Challenge data collection (Google Classroom)
  2. Astronomy portfolio - setting up Slides (Google Classroom)
  3. Astronomy portfolio - moon planning page

Homework:

thursday, september 19th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain how much of the moon is ALWAYS reflecting light from the Sun (think about what it looks like from SPACE).

Today's Goals:

  1. Moon phases lab [on grade] [honors]
  2. Astronomy portfolio - setting up Slides (Google Classroom)

Homework:

wednesday, september 18th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain where the sunlight is during a NEW MOON.
  • Please have the moon calculator HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of moon calculator HW (last night's HW)
  2. Moon notes
  3. Astronomy portfolio intro (if time)

Homework:

  • None :-)

tuesday, september 17th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a moon calculator HW from the front counter.
  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, give an example of an object orbiting.
  • Please have the moon formatives HW (part 2) out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of moon formatives part 2 (last night's HW)
  2. Moon notes
  3. Astronomy portfolio intro (if time)

Homework:

Monday, september 16th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a blue index tab from the front counter.
  • On the next blank page of your notebook, attach the blue index tab.
  • Don't forget to update your TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • Be sure to have the moon formatives part 1 out on your desk to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of moon formatives part 1 (Friday's HW)
  2. Moon notes

Homework:

friday, september 13th

Do-Now:

  • In your science notebook, on your Do-Now page, explain the proper use of the fire extinguisher.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - lab safety
  2. Classroom scavenger hunt

Homework:

thursday, september 12th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the lab safety peer review worksheet from the front counter.
  • In your science notebook, on your Do-Now page, explain WHEN to use the eyewash.

Today's Goals:

  1. Lab safety project - "presentation" (see Classroom for list of student projects)
  2. Lab safety project peer review

Homework:

  • Quiz - lab safety - TOMORROW [study guide]
  • Student submitted safety quiz question (Google Classroom)

wednesday, september 11th

Do-Now:

  • Please check the seating chart on the whiteboard. (A few seats changed.)
  • Please pick up the lab safety rubric from the front counter.
  • In your science notebook, on your Do-Now page, explain WHEN to use the fire blanket.

Today's Goals:

  1. Lab safety project - work day

Homework:

tuesday, september 10th

Do-Now:

  • Please check the seating chart on the whiteboard. (A few seats changed from yesterday).
  • Please pick up:
      • Ruler, Sharpie, orange unit tab, lab safety contact

Today's Goals:

  1. Notebook set-up
  2. Lab safety project - work day

Homework:

monday, september 9th

Do-Now:

  • Please using the seating chart on the whiteboard to find your seat.
  • Please have science notebook out on your desk. (If it's in the bin, please grab it.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Notebook check in
  2. Classroom safety map
  3. Lab safety project - introduction

Homework:

friday, september 6th

Double 1st - welcome back assembly

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat anywhere. Please make a GOOD choice.
  • Copy HW from front board into agenda.

Today's Goals:

  1. Chromebook/Google Classroom log-in
  2. Index card - 3 things I wish my teacher knew
  3. "Rules"/expectations for 8th grade science

Homework:

  • Composition notebook - Monday, 9/9
  • Beginning of year Form (Google Classroom) - Monday, 9/9

thursday, september 5th

WELCOME BACK! :-)

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat anywhere.
  • Copy HW from front board into agenda...(we'll discuss)

Today's Goals:

  1. Welcome/What is Science?

Homework:

  • Composition notebook - Monday, 9/9
  • Beginning of year forms (Google Classroom) - Monday, 9/9

tuesday, June 11th

Math Benchmark assessment

Promotion Practice (periods 5 - 8)

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat and relax! :-)

Today's Goals:

  1. Helicopter Lab

Homework:

  • CLEAN OUT LOCKERS!!!!

monday, June 10th

ELA Benchmark assessment

Promotion Practice (periods 5 - 8)

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat and relax! :-)

Today's Goals:

  1. Physics is PHUN!!! ;-P

Homework:

  • CLEAN OUT LOCKERS!!!!

thursday, June 6th

Science Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you want your science notebook, please take it home!!!

Today's Goals:

  1. Cosmos - "When Knowledge Conquered Fear"
  2. Exit Interview (in Classroom, if you didn't finish it after your final exam)

Homework:

  • Exit Interview (Classroom) - Sunday @ 11:59 PM

Wednesday, June 5th

Math Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you would like to use the final exam study guide during our game, please take it out and put it on your desk.
  • If you want your science notebook, please take it home!!!

Today's Goals:

  1. Physics Pictionary
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - TOMORROW!!!

tuesday, June 4th

Social Studies Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you would like to use the final exam study guide during our game, please take it out and put it on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth Science Jeopardy
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - Thursday, 6/6

monday, June 3rd

ELA Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • Please grab a Chromebook from the cart.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - Thursday, 6/6

friday, may 31st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic on the final exam that you would like to review (thermal energy, waves, earth science, physics)

Today's Goals:

  1. Final exam board game review

Homework:

  • Final Exam topic self-assessment - TONIGHT @11:59 pm

thursday, may 30th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic in physics that you feel very confident about (forces, friction, energy, Newton's Law, etc)

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 8 (physics) test
  2. Final Exam topic self-assessment (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Final Exam topic self-assessment - Friday @11:59 pm

wednesday, may 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic in physics that you would like to review (forces, friction, energy, Newton's Law, etc)
  • Please take out the unit 8 study guide (if it's digital, please grab a Chromebook)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - unit 8 study guide
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz unit 8 review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • STUDY!!! Unit 8 Test - tomorrow

tuesday, may 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain what will happen when a LARGE puck collides head-on with a SMALL puck.
  • Please take a copy of the puck play lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Puck play lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

friday, may 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, design your own example for any of one Newton's Laws of motion.
  • If you want your 2nd law sim lab graded, please put it in your class period bin.
  • Please take out your FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE PART C.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review final exam study guide part c
  2. Quiz - Newton's Laws (periods 1,3,5 - digital in Google Classroom)
  3. Work day - unit 8 study guide

Homework:

  • None - enjoy the long weekend! :-)

thursday, may 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, design your own action/reaction force pair example (Newton's 3rd law.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 3rd Law (action/reaction)

Homework:

wednesday, may 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict what would happen if you sat in wheelie office chair and pushed yourself off of a wall.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 3rd Law (action/reaction)

Homework:

tuesday, may 21st

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up your Newton's 2nd Law lab simulation from your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 2nd Law computer simulation - (link and directions in Google Classroom)
  2. If extra time - work on Final exam study guide PART C

Homework:

monday, may 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain which would accelerate more with a 5N force: a beach ball OR a softball.
  • Please take out the Newton's 2nd law HW.
  • Please take out the Final Exam Study Guide PART B.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of Newton's 2nd Law homework [on-grade] [honors]
  2. Newton's 2nd Law computer simulation - intro

Homework:

friday, may 17th

Do-Now:

  • Please grab your science notebook out of the bin. You will need it to complete today's work.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 2nd Law homework [on-grade] [honors]
  2. EdPuzzle - 2 videos - Newton's 2nd Law (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Finished all that? Final exam study guide!

Homework:

thursday, may 16th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, restate Newton's 1st law of motion.
  • Grab your Coin Caper lab from your class bin and continue working (5 min. timer).

Today's Goals:

  1. Coin caper (5 minutes MAX)
  2. Newton's 2nd law of motion notes

Homework:

wednesday, may 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, define inertia.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 1st law of motion (law of inertia)
  2. Coin caper (start? - finish tomorrow?)

Homework:

tuesday, may 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe what causes an object to change its motion.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 1st law of motion (law of inertia)

Homework:

monday, may 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write your own definition of STATIC ELECTRICITY.
  • Please pick up the forces at a distance worksheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces at a distance [worksheet]

Homework:

Friday, may 10th

Do-Now:

  • Any questions? See me. Otherwise, grab a seat and start working on your quiz!
  • OPTIONAL: pick up a hard copy of FINAL STUDY GUIDE PART A from front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - KE, PE, forces, friction
  2. Any leftover time? Final exam study guide work session.

Homework:

thursday, may 9th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down an example of FRICTION.
  • Please take out the forces/friction HW to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

wednesday, may 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down your definition of a FRICTION.
  • Please pick up the forces/friction HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

tuesday, may 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down your definition of a FORCE.
  • Please put your pendulum lab into the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

  • None :-)
  • Quiz - Friday (KE, PE, forces, friction) [study guide]

monday, may 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of an object that has BOTH KE and PE.

Today's Goals:

  1. Pendulum lab

Homework:

friday, may 3rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down an example of an object that has potential energy.
  • Please take out the KE/PE practice HW.
  • Please turn your speed (bubble tube) lab into your class period bin.
  • Please pick up the pendulum simulation lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Homework review
  2. Kinetic/potential energy basics
  3. Pendulum lab - intro

Homework:

thursday, may 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down an example of an object that has kinetic energy.
  • Please pick up the KE/PE practice HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Kinetic/potential energy basics

Homework:

Wednesday, may 1st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down the definition of speed. (Hint - it is not how fast or slow something moves.)
  • Make sure that you notebook is set up for unit 8 - physics.
  • Please pick up the speed (bubble tube) lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Brief review of speed notes
  2. Speed (bubble tube) lab experiment

Homework:

tuesday, April 30th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down one topic from earth science that you feel very confident about for today's test. (Mantle convection currents, law of superposition, etc.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 7 (earth science) TEST
  2. Flipped notes (speed, KE, PE)

Homework:

  • Finish copying flipped (speed, KE, PE) notes into science notebook

monday, April 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down one topic from earth science that you are still not 100% sure of. (Mantle convection currents, law of superposition, etc.)
  • Please have your unit 7 study guide out to be checked. (If digital, please grab Chromebook.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth Science video wrap-up
  2. Review of unit 7 study guide
  3. Quizlet Live/Quizizz review games (posted in Classroom)

Homework:

  • STUDY!!! - Unit 7 Test - TOMORROW

Friday, April 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict one change that may occur to Earth in the future (please feel free to use one your group or another group came up with yesterday!)

Today's Goals:

  1. Fun Friday - Earth Science video wrap-up
  2. Unit 7 study guide work day
  3. Catch up/independent work day - what (if anything) do you need to catch up on?!

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle Earth Science videos (ALL 3) - Friday, 11:59 pm
  • Unit 7 study guide - Monday (required periods 1, 3, 5)
  • Unit 7 Test - Tuesday

thursday, April 25th

Do-Now:

  • Find your football field time of Earth's history in your notebook. Add in where you think Pangaea would fall on this timeline.

Today's Goals:

  1. Predicting Earth's future

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle Earth Science videos (ALL 3) - Friday, 11:59 pm

wednesday, April 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, put these events of Earth's history in order (from longest ago to most recent):
        • photosynthesis starts; earth is formed; multi-celluar life appears

Today's Goals:

  1. QUIZ - earth science
  2. EdPuzzle Earth Science videos (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle Earth Science videos (ALL 3) - Friday, 11:59 pm

tuesday, April 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify (from the list below) about how long humans have existed on Earth:
      • (1 million years, 100,000 years, 1,000 years)
  • Please take out the earth science HW #2.

Today's Goals:

  1. Major event's in Earth's history

Homework:

  • Quiz - Wednesday [study guide]
  • Please bring your headphones to class tomorrow (Wed.)

monday, April 22nd - Happy Earth day!

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify how old the Earth is (approximately is fine).
  • Please pick up the earth science HW #2 from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Radioactive (absolute dating) of rocks and fossils

Homework:

Friday, April 12th

Do-Now:

  • Please be sure to turn in the relative dating lab to your class period bin.
  • Please have your notebook on your desk, open to your guided reading notes.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science guided reading review GAME
  2. Fun Friday earth science videos

Homework:

  • None :-) Enjoy your week off!

thursday, April 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one FAST geological change that can occur to Earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science HW #1 review
  2. Fast/slow and big/small changes to Earth

Homework:

wednesday, April 10th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain how rock layers can be put into chronological order (dated).
  • Please put the earth science HW #1 into the class period bin. Name on it please!

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth Science vocab #4/law of superposition
  2. Relative dating - rock layers/fossils

Homework:

tuesday, April 9th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain one effect of a transform plate boundary.
  • Please pick up the earth science HW #1 from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Diagrams of plate boundaries
  2. Identifying topography from plate boundaries (Post It/Globe)

Homework:

monday, April 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify two types of plate boundaries on earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Plate boundaries simulation
  2. Earth Science guided reading

Homework:

friday, April 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe Earth's MANTLE layer.
  • Please put your paleogeographic mapping lab in your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science vocab #3
  2. Convection currents in earth's mantle demonstration
  3. Oreo plate tectonics

Homework:

  • None :-)

thursday, April 4th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, briefly explain what convection is.
  • Please keep your earth science pre-test/formatives out on your desk to review.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science vocab #2
  2. Convection currents in earth's mantle demonstration

Homework:

wednesday, April 3rd

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a green index tab from the front counter. Attach it to the next blank page of your notebook.
  • Leave 1 FULL page for Do-Nows and 1 FULL page for vocab.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth science vocab #1
  2. Paleogeographic mapping activity

Homework:

tuesday, April 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, note down one section from our waves unit that you are going to rock on today's test!

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 6 (waves) test day
  2. Earth science pre-test/formatives

Homework:

monday, April 1st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, note down one topic from our waves unit that you still have questions about.
  • Periods 1,3,5 - Please have your unit 6 study guide out on your desk. If you did it digitally, please grab a Chromebook and pull it up.
  • ALL periods - be sure to put your Analog/Digital CER conclusion in your class period bin. I ONLY need that one sheet of paper. If you did it digitally, I STILL need it.

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 6 (waves) review day

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 6 (waves) test tomorrow!

friday, march 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, which technology do you prefer (in general): analog or digital?
  • Please pick up the waves culminating practice ws from the front counter.
  • Please pick up the analog vs. digital claim evidence reasoning ws from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Task vs task - using analog/digital devices lab [lab data sheet]
  2. Waves culminating practice
  3. Analog vs. digital claim evidence reasoning conclusion
  4. Unit 6 study guide (waves)

Homework:

thursday, march 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, name a task that you prefer a digital device to complete.
  • Please pick up the task vs task lab data sheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Analog/Digital Signals #4 - vocab wrap-up
  2. Task vs task - using analog/digital devices lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

  • None :-) (lab CER conclusion due Monday)

wednesday, march 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list a task that could use an analog or digital device to complete.

Today's Goals:

  1. Analog/Digital Signals #3 - sound wave graphing
  2. Sound wave graphing worksheet

Homework:

  • None :-)

tuesday, march 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify a analog device that you have used.
  • Please take out the day #1 transmitting info worksheet from yesterday.
  • From lab table 1 or 2, please take a highligher and TWO different colored pencils.

Today's Goals:

  1. Analog/Digital Signals #2
  2. Transmitting information worksheet
  3. Reading non-fiction (analog and digital signals)

Homework:

  • None :-)

monday, march 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify a digital device that you have used.
  • Please put your beats waves lab in your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Analog/Digital Signals #1
  2. Transmitting information worksheet

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, march 22nd

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up your beats waves lab from lab table #1!
  • Then have a seat and await instructions please...

Today's Goals:

  1. Beats waves lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

  • Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - Classroom - TONIGHT @ 11:59
  • Beat waves lab - Monday

thursday, march 21st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify your favorite song of all time.
  • Please pick up a beats waves lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Beats waves lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

  • Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - Classroom - Friday, 3/22 @ 11:59

wednesday, march 20th (vernal equinox)

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, find the ENERGY of a wave with an amplitude/height of 3x.
  • Please find your new seat on the front whiteboard.

Today's Goals:

  1. Energy/amplitude relationship practice example
  2. Waves Quiz
  3. Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - see post in Classroom

Homework:

  • Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - Classroom - Friday, 3/22 @ 11:59

tuesday, march 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain the relationship (in general) between amplitude and energy.
  • Please take out the waves homework #1 (last night's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Waves notes part 3 - wrap-up
  2. Review waves HW
  3. Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - see post in Classroom

Homework:

  • Sensing Waves (ear/eye research) - Classroom - Friday, 3/22 @ 11:59
  • Waves QUIZ - Wednesday [study guide]

monday, march 18th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of a sound wave being REFLECTED.
  • Please pick up the waves homework #1 from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Waves notes part 3 - wrap-up

Homework:

friday, march 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain why we SEE lightning before we HEAR thunder.

Today's Goals:

  1. Waves notes part 2

Homework:

  • None - Happy St. Patick's Day! :-)

thursday, march 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe something that travels in a wave (be specific).

Today's Goals:

  1. Review waves pre-test homework
  2. Waves notes part 1

Homework:

  • Dress up week! Friday- wear GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!

wednesday, march 13th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a pink unit 6 index tab. Attach it to the next blank page of your notebook and set-up space for Do-Nows and vocab.
  • Please put your name on your waves pre-test and put it in your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Set-up notebooks for unit 6
  2. Wavewatch - waves introduction activity

Homework:

  • Dress up week! Thursday- wear FANCY clothes

tuesday, march 12th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one area of thermal energy you are TOTALLY confident about for today's test.

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 5 (thermal energy) test
  2. Waves pre-test

Homework:

  • Waves pre-test (HW completion grade, not graded for accuracy)
  • Dress up week! Wednesday- wear WACKY, MISMATCHED clothes

monday, march 11th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify one area of thermal energy you are still confused or have questions about.
  • Periods 1,3,5 - please have PART 2 of your unit 5 study guide out to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review games - unit 5 (thermal energy) - Quizlet and Quizizz linked in Classroom

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 5 test tomorrow
  • Dress up week! Tuesday - wear BRIGHT COLORS

friday, march 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe your favorite and least favorite part of the save the penguins project.

Today's Goals:

  1. Penguins final assessment
  2. Save the penguins group/self evaluation (Form in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Unit 5/Penguins study guide PART 2 # 1- 15 - Mon, 3/11 (Required for per. 1,3,5)
  • Save the penguins group/self evaluation (11:59 pm)
  • Dress up week! Monday - wear FLANNEL

thursday, march 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give your group a grade on your work during our save the penguins project (A, B, C, etc...).
  • Periods 1,3,5 - have part 1 of your Unit 5 study guide out on your desk to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shelter measurement check
  2. Shelter evaluation (fill out Google Form in Classroom)

Homework:

Wednesday, march 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, estimate what percentage survival your penguin will have after 30 minutes in the testing environment (0 - 100%).

Today's Goals:

  1. Shelter TESTING day

Homework:

PART 2 # 1- 15 - Mon, 3/11 (Required for per. 1,3,5)

tuesday, march 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, estimate what percentage of your shelter needs to still be completed.
  • Please pick up the unit 5 study guide from the front counter.
  • Please be sure to put your thermal energy ultimate practice (last night's HW) in the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. FINAL Shelter building day

Homework:

PART 2 # 1- 15 - Mon, 3/11

monday, march 4th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, rate your group on how much work was accomplished Thursday. 1 = :-( to 4 = :-)
  • Please pick up the thermal energy ultimate practice from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Shelter building day #2

Homework:

thursday, February 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify the total amount of time your penguin shelter will spend in the testing environment on Tuesday.

Today's Goals:

  1. Group/Team shelter design proposal (must be signed off on before building!)
  2. Shelter building day #1.

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle video/questions - Friday 11:59 pm

wednesday, February 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, identify the TOTAL overall volume that your penguin shelter cannot exceed.

Today's Goals:

  1. Group/Team shelter design proposal
  2. Discussion and teacher approval of shelter design

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle video/questions - Friday 11:59 pm

tuesday, February 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict which material was the best insulator (greatest temp. difference) during materials testing.

Today's Goals:

  1. Materials testing data analysis - (see post in Google Classroom) [data sheet]
  2. Group/Team shelter design proposal (if time)

Homework:

  • ABSOLUTELY LAST CALL Save the Penguins materials testing - TODAY (after school)

monday, February 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, pick a material that would work well to stop convection for your shelter walls OR door.